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Docker Laravel

The Dockerfile and associated setup files for a Laravel or Lumen Docker container.


The following packages are installed:

  • Nginx
  • PHP (with GD, Mcrypt, Sqlite, MySQL, and Opcache)
  • Redis (configured as a LRU cache)
  • NPM

Processes are managed by Supervisor.

A cron job has been set up which will call the Laravel scheduler once per minute.

Before using Redis with Laravel, you will need to install the predis/predis package via Composer. Refer to the Laravel Redis documentation.

Adding your website files

ADD/COPY your Laravel/Lumen project to the /share directory in your Dockerfile, or if you are not extending this container you can mount your local directory to /share as a volume.

Executing Artisan commands when the container is run

Any Supervisor program:x config files you ADD/COPY to the /etc/supervisord/ directory will be automatically run when the container starts. Make sure the filename ends with .conf.

Usage for non-Laravel or Lumen projects

If you want to use this container for a generic PHP project you can mount your project to the /share/public directory.

You should also remove the Laravel cron job that runs every minute by adding the following command to your Dockerfile:

RUN rm /etc/cron.d/laravel

Terminal access

SSH is not configured in this container, it is assumed you will gain access via the following command:

docker exec -it YOUR_CONTAINER_NAME bash

Once you are in you will need to set the TERM environment otherwise some commands, like clear or nano, will fail.

export TERM=xterm


PHP Opcache has been enabled and configured to revalidate every 60 seconds. For local development you may wish to disable Opcache:

docker exec -it YOUR_CONTAINER_NAME bash -c "sed -i 's/opcache.enable=1/opcache.enable=0/g' /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini && sed -i 's/opcache.revalidate_freq=60/opcache.revalidate_freq=0/g' /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini && supervisorctl reload"
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